Speaking of endless and exhaustive navel-gazing. In Spring of 2012, I hoodwinked an unsuspecting publisher (Rodale) into letting me write a book that exhaustively pulled apart every tiny morsel of my brain as it relates to my weight loss journey. I took advantage of my exposure to vast heaps of research, both nutritional and behavioral, from my 13 years at Weight Watchers to try to make sense of it all. This became "Weight Loss Boss: How to Win at Losing and Take Charge in an Out of Control Food World". That's a mouthful of a title (pun intended). The book is only half as narcissistic as it sounds, and some folks even seemed to like it. As creepy as it was for me to write a book about my stomach thinking others would actually like it, I took some comfort in knowing that all the proceeds (author royalties) would be directed to deserving charities like Share Our Strength (who rocks, BTW).
Other fun fact, Weight Loss Boss was on the New York Times Bestseller list for ONE week in the MEGA-SPECTACULAR "Advice, How-to & Miscellaneous" list. No matter, for the rest of my life, I get to be "NY Times best-selling author, Dave Kirchhoff." Dammit.
WLB is available at Amazon and other kindly online book stores.